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responsibility to apply the laws of the state that the legislature have written. if i don't go for the death penalty in this case, thers no reason to ever have it on the books. i'll listen to whatever you have to say, bill, i'll listen to you argue with me for horses, but i think this is what we need to do. and i agreed with hell. with him. i think in a civilized society people need to be responsible for their actions. we heard that the defendant has never been responsible for his actions for most of his life, and people need to be responsible for their actions especially when they're viciously violent and create wanton destruction. the bible tells us that we should follow a man's law and i think that's what's been done here. we all know that god, other than perhaps peoplely christopher
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hitchens, know that god will be the final ar bbiter and i think the defendant faces far more serious punishment from the lord than he could ever face from mankind. there's an attorney in the courtroom that accused you, all of you, the media, abdomennd i us as the family as well in general for creating an atmosphere of bloodlust. and i wanted to say something that day, and i know you wanted to speak every day. and i wanted to say, that is the kettle calling the pot black. if his defendant and co-defendant had not planned out and carried out this vicious attack, none of you would have been here today, we wouldn't have been here for 48 days of jury selection from january through may and from september
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through november for this trial. so i don't believe that any of you nor any of us in the family created a climate of bloodlust. i still think the system must be improved for victims. i think regardless of what i'll get beat up for in responses, my other attorney i think is 38 months to trial in a triple homicide is absurd. i think other states get it done in 12 to 18 months. i'm not sure what's so wrong with our system that it's over three years. it appears to me -- abdomand i wrong, but it appears that the defense has unlimited access to funds whereas the office of victims services does not. i am fortunate i'm a physician,
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i had insurance when this happened. if i had not had insurance, if i had not been employed, if i had been a poor victim, hospitalized for a longer period of time, required ongoing therapy for a variety of ailments, the money would have run out because there's a fairly low limit to the money that's available to victims. i think that's something that the legislature needs to address. there's many, many, many, many programs to rehabilitate criminals and i have no objections to that, but i think victims also need to be included in the fray. i realize whoever the new governor may be we're going to have a 3-plus billion dollar deficit they're going to have to fix. but i don't think it should be fixed on the backs of victims. and, again, just getting back to the 38 months -- and i don't know when we're getting to the
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next trial really -- fortunately in this case justice delayed wasn't justice denied, but it was many, many sleepless nights and a lot of worry and a lot of agitation. a lot of tears. i really thank you all for really your polite and kind demeanors in the courtroom and the steps of the courtroom. there's a great many of you, and you have been quite polite and civil, and i very much appreciate that. i don't know if anybody neelse the family has something they'd like to say. >> can you give us an idea when the verdicts were read what was going through your heart and your mind. >> the question was what was going through my heart. i was really crying for loss,
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you know. probably many of you have kids. michaela was an 11-year-old little girl, you know? tortured and killed in her own bedroom, you know? vou surrounded by stuffed animals. and hayley had a great future. it was -- she was a strong and courageous person. and jennifer helped so many kids at children's hospital in pittsburgh and at strong memorial in rochester and at the children's hospital in cheshire academy and she cannot do that. so i was thinking of the tremendous loss. it's a huge void in my life and
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our family and friends' lives. to all -- to hundreds and thousands of friends and people that have written to us to express their condolences and suppo support. i was glad for the girls that there was justice because i think it's a just verdict. but mostly i was sad for the loss that we have all suffered. >> dr. petit, now do you -- [ inaudible snflt [ >> i don't know. the new trial will be a different case. they think the evidence is just as strong. i think it will be just as ugly and just as painful,
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unfortunately. >> how will you do it, dr. petit? the day you escaped from the house, three years later, now you still only have half of it done. >> that's why the system has to change. virginia, florida, other places get capital felony cases to court in a year, year and a half. especially when they have the perpetrators caught at the scene of the crime. obviously it takes time if someone is on the run for two or three or four years and not captured. but it seems like you should be able to get to court within 12 to 18 months when people are caught at the scene and the evidence is overwhelming. >> was there a moment you didn't think you could do it, though, over the last three years? was there a moment that you think back to? >> there's -- every day when i basically didn't want to get out of bed. nothing against you guys, but i didn't want to park the car and
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walk across the street. i didn't want to get my picture taken for the 150,000th time. i just didn't want to be here and listen to the things that were being said in the courtroom. there was 1,000 times i wanted to jump up and scream out, which i suspect is what the defense probably hoped i would do. but you see all these -- we have a big and supportive family and a lot of friends, and everybody's been supportive. and i think that's -- you know, without them i would have never been able to get through this. >> were with yyou trying to int when the jury was asking questions or not? >> the first day, yes. i felt so terrible i didn't know if i wanted to cry or just die so i stopped attempting to interpret any knock on the door
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and just said i would say a little prayer, as jen would say, a prayer not necessarily to make things right but for the strength to just keep going forward. and so that became sort of my mantra. i would just say a prayer and say, we'll just keep going and take it minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day. >> dr. petit, how -- [ inaudible snflt [ >> it's helpful that justice has been served with an appropriate verdi verdict. i don't think there's ever closure. i think whoever came p up with that concept is an imbecile, whoever they are are wrote it the first tile. and i think many of you know who
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have lost a parent or a child or a friend, there's never closure. there's a hole, you know. the way i've imagined it straight through, it's a hole with jagged edges and over time the edges may smooth out a little bit, but the hole in your heart and the hole in your soul is still there. so there's never closure. i was very much insulted when people asked me last year that if the death penalty were rendered would that somehow give me closure. absolutely not. this is not about revenge, you know. vengeance belongs to the lord. this is about justice. we need to have some rules in a civilized society, and if life is that important, we need to view it in that fashion. >> we marvel at your composure and dignity during this tile.
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what have you learned about yourself in the last three years that you can carry forward that you didn't know before? >> i just know it's important to have a strong and loving family and friends around you because if you try to go it alone in the world you have a difficult time. so i thank god that that's what i had. because if i was on my own i probably would not be standing here before you today. >> can you tell us about your sister? we've watched every day. she sits next to you. >> well, hannah's been crying on the inside the whole time and been the tough yone on the outside. and i thank her for everything that she did, and we had -- there's five of us in the family and we got together many weekends. but her family and our family had a special relationship
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because abby, who is a sophomore at the university of vermont, was hayley's best friend. hayley was her mentor. andrew who was about michaela's age, they hung out together, and we spent a lot of time together. you know, they live a quarter mile from my parents so usually when we saw my parents we saw hannah and her kids. it's been a very difficult time for them to try to figure out why people would do what they did since andrew was 12 when it happened. >> abby was 15. >> abby was 15. >> i wouldn't have it any other way than to be here to support bill. because like he said, family is the most important thing right now. we've lost so much of ours. it was three people. to lose those three people who are so special, not only lose them but lose them in such a heinous, cruel, and depraved
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manner which we kept hearing about in the courtroom. we've been living it for the last three-plus years. it's been a very difficult journey, but, like bill keeps saying, all of our family and friends being around us and even the support of the media and the whole state of connecticut and the country, it's just made our road that much smoother. i thank you and i also want to thank the jury for their brave deliberations. they got put in a position that nobody ever wants to get put in their life. he said i was crying on the inside all along. i was crying on the inside for them, knowing what they were looking at. we've seen it firsthand, and i -- i can't say enough how badly i feel for them that they got thrust into this because of two people's decision to go in and destroy lives like that. >> hannah, was there ever any doubt that they would not see it the way you saw it, the way the family saw it? >> of course there was doubt every day. you never know.
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i mean, that's what this whole court case was about. so, yeah, doubt every day. >> hannah and my brother glen stood in for me. i didn't find out until the end of that first week, since i was at st. mary's, for whatever reason the medical examiner wanted someone from the family to identify the bodies, and hannah and glen went and had to do it. and, you know, i remember saying when they came back, i said, can we have an open casket wake? and they both looked at me like -- and just started crying. you know, they -- they went and did it, didn't say a word to me, and just went and did it. so they're pretty special sister and brother.
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>> thank you. thank you all very much. >> thanks very much. appreciate it. >> you were just hearing from dr. william petit and his wife hannah petit. he is the sole survivor of a home invasion murder in connecticut in which his wife and two daughters aged 11 and 17 were killed. dr. petit, the family was taken hostage, dr. petit's wife was asked to go to the bank. she was forced to go to the bank and withdraw money which she then gave to the assailants and was then killed in the home. the house was set on fire. he was able to escape, the only person in the house who was able to escape. this has been a very long trial, the verdict came down after four you days of deliberation and steven hayes, 47-year-old steven hayes, had been found guilty of murder and he was now sentenced to life in prison.
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there is another man alleged to have been part of this who has said that he is a criminal and that he awaits his own death penalty, but that trial hasn't happened yet. so that will happen again after this. that was the reference that dr. petit was making. but steven hayes has been sentenced to life in prison. dr. william petit, the sole survivor, had said he had not hoped for the death penalty. he had testified that he felt a greater punishment would be for steven hayes, the assailant, to have spent the rest of his life in jail. we have more news, including an update on qantas airbus and rolls-royce, the three players in the saga of the superjumbos having problems. we'll get you up to speed on that. jumbos having problems. we'll get you up to speed on that.
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president obama is wrapping up the longest stay he's had in a foreign country, the country india. don't call it an emerging country, president obama says, india has emerged, his words.
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the headline is a speech to the indian parliament in which he endorsed india's long and permanent bid for a permanent seat on the united nations security council. for generations, the p5 have been the united states, the united kingdom, france, china, and russia. those are the permanent members of the security koub sill. there are other members who rotate. just last month india won a two-year seat on the council. one of the rotating seats. but only the permanent members have veto powers over any u.n. resolutions. that's why it's so important. china is against making rool for india and india's arch rival pakistan doesn't like it either. nobody thinks it will happen soon if ever. why did president obama bring it up? the u.s. sees a huge potential upside to powerful india in terms of democracy. president obama sees india's system as a model for developing countries. then there's the economy. we've discussed this. india is booming, creating more and richer consulars every year.
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finally, there's the issue of security. india is involved in afghanistan, is joining the cause for nuclear nonproliferation. as for pakistan, america's ties with that country, do complicate its ties with india because those two are arch rivals. that, too, was part of the president's address. listen. >> we will continue to insist to pakistan's leaders that terrorist safe havens within their borders are unacceptable and terrorists behind the mumbai attacks must be brought to justice. we must also recognize that all of us have an interest in both an afghanistan and a pakistan that is stable and prosperous and democratic. and india has an interest in that as well. in pursuit of regional security,
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we will continue to welcome dialogue between india and pakistan, even as we recognize the disputes between your two countries can only be resolved by the people of your two countries. >> now, the president has face the critics because of this tri-. there were rulers last week about how much this trip will cost. the white house says the rumors are overstated. there are critics about the president leaving the country during the delicate time in the economy. the president and white house are billing this trip as economic. india now has the fifth largest economy on the planet. it's growing by more than 7% a year. so far this year the u.s. has exported a relatively meager $12 billion worth of goods to india, but on this trip alone deals have been signed for almost $10 billion more from such iconic brands as boeing, general electric and even harley-davidson. the white house says those deals will translate into about 53,000 jobs. while we're talk about the president overseas, the mayor of
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new york says some members of congress can't read. more on his words and the backlash to them in "your money."
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today marks the 50th anniversary of john f. kennedy's election as the 35th president of the united states. in his honor, we're showing you some never-before-published photos from "life" magazine. this a picture of jfk making a stop on a grocery store on the campaign trail in 1960. we'll show you a picture of the president and his wife at a taker tape parade. time for your money. new york city's mayor had colorful words with done gres this weekend. the "wall street journal" said mayor bloomberg said this while in hong kong.
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>> mayor bloomberg was in hong kong speaking at a business leaders conference. he also told americans to stop blaming the chinese for their problems. some of his words were pretty bold. i'll introduce to somebody who knows very much where china is and what it's about. mayor bloomberg christine is not given too off-the-cuff comments that are ill-informed. he tends to think it out carefully. i have to surmise he intended to say what he said there. you are one of those americans who understands china very well. you've been stud countrying china and its emerging economy for many years. what do you make of this? >> well, it's interesting because his office confirms he made those comments. i think you could say there's a little new york attitude in there. i'm not sure he thinks they literally can't read. he's trying to show just exactly
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how serious the situation is. while most people were with looking at the politics of those states and what a slap that was to republicans, by the way, many republicans moderate and otherwise are offended by the comment, i was looking at the second part of the phrase, are we close to a trade war with china? what would that look like and mean for us in our daily lives? is congress clear about how important this is? i think when you look at the situation over the past year from the last time we were talking about g20 in pittsburgh to now when we have a g20 meeting this weekend, all of the countries have really moved inward and a lot of the idea of speaking with one voice on the global stage has really moved backward and that's a real problem. i think when you look at some of the different things happening in the economies and markets you can see fear of that as well. >> i mean, part of the issue with trade or kushscy wars is the war is often not with the other country but often with your own consumers or works in your own country. people like cheap goods and often are indifferent to where they come from, cheap goods from
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somewhere else could cost you jobs at home. this is a complicated multilayered discussion that's been going on for a long time. >> trade wars and currency wars with are always ugly. tim geithner recently said, currency war? i don't know what that is, downplaying it. he's the advance man in kind na, as the president is in india. he's meeting at another asian conference frankly trying to assuage fears about what's happening with the u.s. injecting all of this money, the fed injecting this money into the system. what's that going to mean for other countries, emerging economies with all of this money flushing into maybe bubbles elsewhere around the world, for commodities? because after all, when you have money around the world chasing into commodities, that comes down to how you feed people, how you heat their homes. >> gold went above $1400 an ounce today. is that related to fears about the federal reserve printing moneyed and the possibility of inflation down the road? >> the markets are telling us
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that money is chasing after hard assets that are definable. this is a reaction to a weak dollar, a reaction to fears of inflation and uncertainty about currencies. you're seeing gold, wheat, sugar, cotton at an all-time high. these are things that not all the way to the consumer. this big conversation about what's happening with fed stimulus, our relationship with china and many other countries, with global currencies, it all comes down to you in the end. >> yep. we'll talk about this more this week. g20 which is what you were talking about is getting under way on thursday in seoul, south korea. we'll also talk about it on the weekend. we get a lot of questions about gold, should i buy? christine, good to see you. christine romans, you can watch us on "your money," saturdays and sunday. christine is also the author of "smart is the new rich," which is a way for you to capitalize on the changes in the economy.
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qantas grounded its fleet of a-380s to figure out what went wrong of the the next day, a qantas 747, different plane, different manufacturer, experienced engine failure. also a rolls-royce engine but a different type than the one that blew up thursday. anyway, the qantas ceo today announced bad news, problems found on several a-380s. >> oil leaks have been discovered in the turbine area of three engines. we have removed these enjis from the aircraft for further testing. and we are now plan iningn the total obvious? this is a big, big, big plane. overall length 238 feet. if you stood on its tail, almost 20 feet taller than the golden gate bridge.
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the wing span 261 feet, me getting on an a-380 a couple years ago. three nba basketball courts laid end to end. it can carry more than 550 passengers. i'm not the only one to have flown on an a-380. rich quest has flown on everything the sky has offered, he's with us from london to talk about these developments. you know, qantas will get their stuff together, figure it out. but the implications, the a-380, richard, was such a major advance in the world of flying. past the boeing 747 and beyond the concord, this was a miracle to see that something so big could fly. there are a lot of airlines really counting on the ongoing service of this very expensive, big plan. what does this mean? >> reporter: well, it's about the engines, not the plane. and to that extent tonight we had a statement issued from rolls-royce which basically says they're continuing to understand or make progress in
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understanding what happened. but you talked about that 747 problem. rolls also had a problem with another engine. what they're saying tonight is there is no connection between what happened with the trent 900 on the 380ss and any other engine. now, why is that important? because the trent 1000 engine, one of which blew up in august, highly it was being tested, that engine is going to be used by boeing on the dreamliner. >> right. >> so tonight, even though, ali, they say they still don't know why this qantas engine went through a wobbly and did what it did, there's no connection between that and any other type of rolls-royce engine. >> rolls-royce and general electric are the biggest names in engines. most planes you get on are going to have one of the two enjibs. qantas was saying it had something to do with oil leaking from the engine, the reason that they've now continued to ground
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their a-380s. you are very in touch with sort of the aviation and flying and the airline community. is there some sense this there's growing concern here or is this an isolated matter they'll get to the bottom of and solve as he said in the next 72 hours or so? >> right. the question is, why has qantas found what's called oil puddling in their engine of the turbines? and other operators like singapore and luv thanz saturday haven't? they've done the checks that rolls-royce asked for. they said look at every single thing. imagine everything and check everything. they haven't found them. what no one can answer for me tonight is, what was going on with the qantas engines that wasn't happening with the others? is this because qantas was running their engines faster, hotter, 72,000 pounds of thrust versus 70,000? who knows the reasons? but we can say tonight that the
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singapore and lust aunz za engines have not found the puddling. the qantas seen xrins have and frankly rolls-royce are just all they are saying is it doesn't relate to any other engine. it's not a completely satisfactory situation tonight in terms of the information, but then we are literally watching them do the investigation as step by step. >> okay. you and i will keep our eyes on it and let our viewers know if there's anything further they need to be concerned about. richard quest, host of quest means business. he meets me on thursdays on this show at 2:20 eastern. imagine needing blood for an emergency. instead of going to a blood bank to get the blood, you make your own blood out of a patch of your own skin. i'm going to introduce you to the scientist who is making this possible. [ female announcer ] there's a new way to let go
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every day we bring you something interesting. i'm going to do that in the next block, a real interesting way of saving people at risk of drowning. but this one caught my
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imagination swell. imagine being able to create enough blood for a human transfusion from a small patch of your own skin. that's the idea behind a new procedure being developed by scientists. they were with able to take a mature human skin cell and turn it directly into a blood cell wount having to rewind the cell back into a stem cell. that means there's no chance of rejection in transplanted cells because they're your own. when focusing on stem cells proved to be inefficient, their focus went to creating direct inversion. you're reprogramming a cell. that means patients who need blood, including bone marrow, could have are access to their own blood. the study leader is with us. doctor, thank you for joining us. that was our attempt of making sense of something you and your team have been working on for a long time. how accurate is that? >> it was spot-on. perfect. >> this sounds remarkable.
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it sounds really groundbreaking. tell me about what of this has been able to -- has been done before and where you've taken this advance. >> well, it's been shown before that japanese scientist was able to take skin cells an turn them into stem cells but the stem cells then had to be turn into cell types such as blood that were useful. that's very inefficient so we decided to explore other avenues of maybe saying, if the skin cells can turn into stem cells, why not directly into blood? we explored a variety of ways to do that and found one, a combination of things that seemed to work well. >> viable is this, what you've found? >> we've only done it in the laboratory right now, done it on multiple samples of human skin. we fouk used on the human because we thought there was a clinical application to this. there's a lot of work ahead to seeing this in the clinic. that is to do efficient scale-up, larger numbers, not
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just a dish but in large numbers of cells. and also to make sure all the safety and regulation issues where dealt with before we even think about putting this into people. >> tell me about the implications. if your testing goes well and you're able to proceed, what kind of implications could this have for people who -- just tell me what it could do. >> well, mcmasters see there's a lot of places one could go. we're targeting a particular type of patient, specifically in adult leukemia. that's where their blood system has a genetic mu you taigs that causes them to have blood cancer and then getting another source of healthy cells proves to be very difficult. we thought if we could take their own skin cells, make healthy blood cells because they do not have the genetic mutation, they could be transplanted back in without fear of rejection and hopefully replace the "bad" cells. >> let's talk about how much skin we're talking about and how much blood you get out of it. >> yeah. you know, right now we've only done this in the laboratory. just based on preliminary
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calculations, we're very luck country that surgeon already use skin and take skin for purposes of burn. they can take skin from one area of the body, grow it in a dish and put it on other areas of the body. there's some knowledge preexisting there. we're hoping about a 4 x 3 centimeter patch of skin could be removed from a patient, be converted through this process, which we clearly have to optimize and hopefully have enough to transplant a full-grown adult. >> in other words, it's not like a one-to-one vairatio. you're able to produce more blood cells than skin cells? >> yeah. that seems like the calculation seems to indicate that. because you remove skin but the skin cells once put into a petrie dish before we even perform a conversion process can be grown and increased in numbers more than just the patch taken. that gives you a higher number there. go through the convict veshgs process. once the cells turn to blood, there's a lot of expertise
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around the world which already knows how to increase those blood clells that result. >> you can multiply the skin cells, then convert it and multiply the blood cells. this is fascinating. doctor, thanks for coming and telling us about it as clearly as you have. i know it's much more complicated than you've told us, but it sounds hopeful. we will follow your progress very closely. thanks for being here. >> thanks. >> he is the senior scientist at mcmaster university in hamilton, ontario. you probably used your remote to turn on your tv today. imagine a remote to power a robotic lifeguard. that can save someone's life. it's coming up right after this short break. r ra. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, fatigue, and stop joint damage.
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the big i is one of my favorite segments, where we give you ideas and developments that could actually change lives. in this case, i'm going to introduce you to emily. emily is not a person. person, robot life guard who could save your life. first, let me give you a sense of why this matters so much. every day in the united states on average ten people drown. let me give you a sense of what that profile looks like. men are more likely, 3.7 times more likely to drown than women. kids, 30% of kids who die in an accidental death in this country die from drowning. and blacks, we did this a few weeks ago, blacks are more likely to drown than whites. blacks are 3.1 more times, minorities are more likely to drown than whites, black kids are 3.1 times more likely to die
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from drowning than white kids are. this is important whatever demographic you're looking at. emily stands and you're looking at it right now, it is a red waterproof canvass covered robot. weighs 25 pounds. it can go 40 miles per hour and 80 miles on a single charge. it can support up to five people who can hang off of it until help arrives. the university of arizona, noaa and the u.s. navy have all invested in this project. tony mulligan, this is the adventure of emily and jay cohen, the department of homeland security and both of you, thank you for being here. tony, tell me how this works. >> well, basically, it's got a small electric signal, like a baby jet ski and it has a small
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high-power battery pack and it's operated by a life guard on the beach. >> using that. >> small controller. theythrottle control and they turn left or right and when they want to assist somebody, they hit the gas and she goes right through the waves. >> faster, more efficient and get something out there to have people hold on and get the crew and the boat. >> the life guards do everything they normally do but this provides extra help a few minutes faster. in the case of the coast of oregon where our first emily was deployed she draws a line out of to 800 feet to the person. >> where does the name come from? >> emily is named after a close family friend of ours who was, unfortunately, killed in april of this year by a car, but she was the kind of girl that always wanted to help people and we thought this was a great way for her to keep on making an impact on the world. >> let's talk about the impact,
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jay, how big an advance is this over technologies we have out there? >> very significant advance and, you know, i view the i as invasion and tony puts it together and then he sees a real need and he goes ahead and provides that solution and you've indicated what the statistics are on drownings. this does not replace the life guard, this enhances the life guard and that's why it's been so well-received around the country. >> what do these costs, tony? >> about $3,500 each. we produced nine of these so far and, basically, for engineering, testing and development. since april we have been basically running it every day or a couple of them in all types of adverse weather and getting as much input as we could from life guards and rescuers. sglp the u.s. navy has invested in this and they're interested in using this type of thing?
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>> they are. we have versions used for science research. we just recently sent one on a second mission to nepal near mt. emri everest. it turned out she works good in the rough surf on the shoreline that we thought, hey, this noaa science tool could be used. >> it was designed for something else, but you figured out it could save people. >> i like that. taking ideas that are already out there and improving on them. tony good to see you, jay, thanks for coming in. if you want to find out more about this, go to my website. read up on the mobilerobot. w's new book, conan's new show and a high school football trick play that you really have to see to believe.
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former president george w. bush is out in stores today "decision points." here's hot he says in the book. i sat back in my seat and absorbed her words. the first plane could have been an accident, the second was definitely an attack, the third, was a declaration of war. former president bush also talks about katrina, the 1976 d.u.i. arrest, kanye west and fema. he sits down with candy crowley for a special edition of "state of the union" this sunday night. conan o'brien's triumphant return to late night. the big show starts at 11:00 p.m. eastern tonight. seth rogan and the musical guest will be jack white. and seriously, let's just take a moment to watch this incredible play in are corpus christi, texas. the player stand up and
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peacefully walks across the opposing line and runs for the touchdown. no words yet on whether this play was actually legal. either way, though, all right. big questions that surround the world's biggest planes after one of the engines blows up in mid-air. qantas found problems with several of its a380 airbus. ordinary rubs don't always work on my arthritis.
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the man who is recruiting them what he and the town have to gain from it. two tv reality star shows take each other on the new york city marathon but the real winners cancer victims. a new week and new trouble for qantas, airbus and rolls royce. the emergency landing last week. one of the four rolls royce engines blew up in flight and damaged one of the plane's wip s s and scared a lot of passengers. qantas grounded its a380s to find out what went wrong and a 747 experienced engine failure and also a rolls royce engine, but a different kind than the one that blew up. the qantas ceo came out today and announced some bad news. a problem on a380s that could have caused last thursday's scare. >> oil leaks have been
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discovered in the engines. we have removed these engines from the aircraft for further testing and we are now planning that the a380 fleet will remain out of service for at least the next 72 hours. the focus of our investigation has narrowed to the possibility of an oil leakage in the relevant turbine area, however, investigations on other rarities of the engine are continuing in order to rule out other potential issues. >> there's a picture of me getting on to an a380, not one of the qantas ones but i had a chance to fly on that plane. this is a very, very big plane. substantially bigger than a 747. a few details about this in just a moment. very, very big and long plane. let me tell you about how long it is. 238 feet. if you stood on its tail, you would be higher than the height of the golden gate bridge and
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the wing span 261 feet. this thing can carry more than 550 passengers in some configurations. with so many lives and yet so much money at stake on these planes the companies involved are scrambling for answers. i talked to cnn international buff richard qwest last hour and he's wondering about one thing in particular. >> the question is, why has qantas found oil puddling and other operators like singapore did not find it. now, they've all completed the checks airbus and rolls royce have asked for and these checks are basically look at every single thing. check everything. they haven't found them. what no one can answer for me tonight, what was going on with the qantas engine that wasn't going on with the others? is it because they were running their engines hotter and faster? who knows the reasons.
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but we can say tonight that the singapore and lufthansa engines have not found it. frankly, rolls royce are just all they are saying is that it doesn't relate to any other engine. it doesn't relate to a satisfactory issue tonight, but we are all watching them literally do the investigation step by step. >> we'll keep you posted on this. richard was talking about rolls royce. it made progress in understanding the cause of last thursday's blowout. it did not address the newly discovered qantas oil leak. whatever happened on thursday is related to these oil leaks or this oil puddling. we'll stay on top of it for you. an unusual plan to pull the towns and schools out of the recession. do these teenagers want to move to northern maine where it snows more than 90 inches a year? the answer right after this. ane on car insurance,
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the fight against protesters at military funerals heated up this weekend. we all saw the pictures protesting everything from gays to military funerals. saturday, several hundred people in western missouri banded together to protect families who are headed to a funeral for sergeant first class c.j. cedall whuz who was killed in afghanistan. west borough baptist church planned to protest and they also took up all the parking smauts nearby. >> they have gone and served just so we can do this and that's what it was all about.
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so, he didn't die in vain, that's for sure. >> the crime was unspeakable and the consequences still playing out. after a break, a jury in connecticut decides on the punishment for a man who slaughtered a family. ♪
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you know the troubled state of american schools. we talk about it every day. this is true for school superintendent in northern maine. his town has been hard hit by the recession. high school enrollment has dropped from 800 to 200 students. 50-year veteran kenneth smith thinks he has an idea that would not only help his town but the schools. his solution to convince chinese teachers to attend his high school for one year. consider this, the town only has a population of 5,000 people and gets an average of 93 inches of snow a year and an hour's drive to the nearest mall or movie theater. kenneth mill joins us live via skype to tell us about his place. you are trying to take a place that has some infrastructure and goose it economically. is it likely to work? >> oh, yeah. we have all the elements to make it work.
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>> you've gone to china already to try to recruit kids, how did that go? >> it went very well. they were very cordial. >> they're going to pay, this includes their tuition and room and board and private school fees, the equivalent of private school fees to attend public schools in this town. what is the draw for the chinese kids? >> private schools are generally more expensive than public schools. but the draw is that we have a perfect town, perfect setting and it's safe and we have a very strong school system, we have excellent facilities and grounds and we're only an hour from an international airport. >> now, tell me about -- tell me about what success you're having. have you got people signing up? who are these kids and are they signing up? >> they, we have some
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commitments already, but we have to go through the homeland security process of being, i guess you call it anointed. we're going through that process now just as soon as that's signed, then we can formally accept students. >> they can't stay for too long, i assume, unless they go through some visa process. can these kids only stay for a year and then they have to go back? >> in public schools in the united states through the inc rules they can only stay one year in a public school for four years in a private school. >> would this be designated public school? >> it would be, however, we have a number of private schools that would love to have the students for the three years that we don't have them. >> so, is the thinking that they would come here along with their families and that they'll stay and contribute to the economic growth of the town? >> some of the parents will come and come periodically, but the
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students, chinese families invest heavily in education and they are sent here so they can learn english and interact with our kids and our society. so, they will come, but the students will bring money, which they will spend and parents will replenish that supply periodically. >> and you feel that that is going to be a shot in the arm to this town. is that what happens? you're going to start to see economic growth because of the money that these kids spend and their families bring in? >> one is it helps to offset our share of the town budget, but, perhaps, of equal importance, there are students willing to learn who students in another country which could be a major player in the future. >> we tend to think that here on this show. how does that go over in the town? is there some concern that, wait a second, we'll have all of these chinese kids here or is
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everybody welcoming this idea as a resurgent, you know, as a way to get this economy groeg? >> what we're doing is taking our time for this year and meeting within the community and i think meet with the town council and tomorrow with the school board. i met with the chamber of commerce and people are very supportive and i think onboard with this idea. >> it's definitely thinking outside the box. we will watch this very closely. kenneth smith, thanks for joining us. main school superintendent joining us via skype, thanks, kenict. an inside look at a medical miracle that is celebrating a big birthday today. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 tdd# 1-800-345-2550 no phone calls, no feedback, tdd# 1-800-345-2550 no "here's how your money's doing." tdd# 1-800-345-2550 i mean what about a little sign that you're still interested? tdd# 1-800-345-2550 come on, surprise me! tdd# 1-800-345-2550 [ male announcer ] a go-to person to help you get started.
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just a few hours ago we got a verdict in the case of steven hayes for the brutal home invasion murders of three members of the petit family and sunny joins us now from trutv. this was quite a horrific crime. mrs. petit and her two daughters brutally killed and william petit escaped on his own. tell us what is going on there. >> the feeling in the courtroom was really tense today when the judge came out and said we have a verdict. i looked immediately over at dr. petit and his family who he has been here every single day of not only the guilt phase but the penalty phase and they just let out a sigh of relief. i think that they were just ready to have this part of this
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trial be done. and after the verdict was read, they hugged each other. there were tears. it was certainly a happy moment in a sense for them, but, certainly, just a moment of relief. they were happy that this part was over. >> closures. i was very much insulted when people asked me last year that if the death penalty were rendered would that somehow give me closure. absolutely not. this is not about revenge. you know a vengeance belongs to the lord, this is about justice. >> sunny, this is a remarkable story. you've covered so many cases. in this case, his wife who was murdered before she was murdered was forced to go to the bank and withdraw money. she then gave them this money and they murdered them, they
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burned the house down and two people on trial, one of the trial dates is going to come later, but this just seemed to be a gruesome, horrible, horrible murder. >> it really was. and i will say, i have covered so many trials, i've been a federal prosecutor, i tried child sex crimes. this, by far, is one of the worst cases, ali, that i have ever seen. listening to this testimony come in day in and day out, i was not surprised that steven hayes got the death penalty in this case. many people have said if ever there was a case that qualified for the death penalty, this was the case. >> sunny, there's another trial to come. his alleged accomplice who has made statements that sort of allege that he talks about how he's a criminal with a criminal mind, how's that trial going to go because this one was very long and drawn out. >> this one was long and drawn out and i suspect that one will
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be, as well. komisarjevsky at the time of these crimes was 21 years old. he, by all accounts, was the more evil one. the mastermind behind these crimes. jury selection starts january 2011 and, by all accounts, his trial will be very similar to that of steven hayes. >> all right, sunny, good to see you. thanks very much. legal contributor of "in session" on trutv in new haven, connecticut. is chad around? we have some weather we want to look at. >> right here, buddy. >> i'm going to join you. >> you were gone so often -- >> i don't know why you have a house here, ali. >> you know somebody who wants to rent my place part-time. >> i could probably work that out. look at this. you might want to move to the southwest where it's warm. miami, record heat, 53 this morning. there are a lot of dead tomato
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plants this morning. >> miami, it's known for its relative consistency in weather. you don't get big swings in miami. >> that only happens when the air is still and skies are clear. all the heat on the ground went straight up like a hot air balloon. we do have a lot of rain across the northeast, laguardia, newark, boston slow and then long beach, but that's something completely different. this is all part, look at this. look at this low. this looks like a hurricane up there. >> but it's not. >> it doesn't snow in a hurricane, clearly. that's what is going to happen here. adirondacks, catskills. >> is this telling what winter is going to be like because last winter was nuts. >> have you talked to the caterpillars lately? that's the only thing i know that will tell us. they have the big fuzzy legs, whatever. no, i don't think this tells us anything about what the beginning of winter, beginning of spring, whatever it might be. things are changing all the time with inches of rain here, snow in some spots. look at that. winter weather advisories. now, that's early.
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>> that is early. >> my son woke up and said, daddy, is it winter? i said, no, it's still fall. i didn't think it was supposed to be this cold in the fall. >> i was in the northeast and it was crisp. are these x-rays. >> do we have x-rays? >> this has nothing to do with x-ray technology? >> different wave lengths we use for satellites and clouds and hurricanes but not the smallest wave lejt. this is the visible wave length that we see. you shrink it down by 100 times. >> because it's the 75th -- what anniversary is it? >> 115. >> it's 115, who celebrates 115? >> the people who make x-rays. >> there is nothing to celebr e celebrate. go to google.com. >> what is google showing me, they said it is 115th -- >> do you know what they're called on top? >> google doodles today show
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this x-ray, one's like a duck and one's a key and the people who swallow forks and spoons and it's a cute little thing but all about the x-ray and how it was made and how it was literally made by accident. this is one of the first medical x-rays, although not for any purpose, this look like, wow, look at the size of the knuckle. that was the wife's ring. >> that is pretty good. it looks like today's x-rays. >> better than a picture. >> 115 years old. this is the man who discovered the x-ray technology by using nano tubes. using tubes up here to make radio waves. what is that radiation and he put something down and he said i can see through it and it made the invisible visible. immediately within a couple years they were using the technology to look for bullets in soldiers. because it goes through flesh, but it bounces off the hard things. now, it's different than cts and mris. what else was made in 1895?
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benzmade a car, ford was making cars. are we using that technology any more? maybe the combustible engine, yes. >> this is interesting. this technology is still used day in and day out hundreds of thousands of times. >> it still works. >> with everything we got with ultrasounds and mris, does the plain manila x-ray still matter. it does. >> break a broen and then have them do the x-ray, the x-ray still works to this day. it's fantastic. >> i looked at it this morning and i said, what is this? >> there's a key and a duck in there. it is really cute. the big thing about today's x-rays they're digital and not so much film and quite a bit safer. >> you can move them back and forth between doctors and places and see them instantly. i had to have an x-ray recently and i said, i don't have time, he said i can have it for you in eight minutes. it used to be a three-hour
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episode. i still do not get why somebody celebrates 115th anniversary, but good for us to talk. target relidgious pilgrims n iraq. i'll have the story for you next in "globetrekking." !e!e!e!e!e!ee
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it's time now for "globetrekking." iraq. two car bombs exploded near the holiest shrine. at least 12 people were killed. the attacks happened in the cities of najaf and karbala. the attacks are intensifying concern that they are trying to trigger widespread sectarian violence.
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the aftermath of the bomb in karbala. the grandson of the prophet mohammed. since the fall of saddam hussein, this has become a major destination for million both iraqi and iranian pilgrims. three hours after this attack the second explosion ripped through najaf, the town of the son of the prophet mohomed. now, to myanmar. 10,000 people attempted to escape. reports from thailand say this is one of the biggest one-day floods of myanmar refugees into thailand. some observers say the number is closer to 20,000. this comes on the heels of a rare and critically election. anti-government parties have expressed anger over what they
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say was gross cheating by the military's chosen candidates. president obama speaking in new delhi, india, today lashed out at the myanmar government. the attempt to steal an election was unacceptable. and our final stop is indonesia and its deadly volcanic eruption. mt. merapi exploded again today. at least 156 people have been killed since the volcano started erupting last month. some 200,000 people have been displaced. entire villages and towns are covered in volcanic ash and the large clouds of dust and gas have forced flight cancellations at nearby airports. let me bring you up to speed on some stories we're covering here. starting with new precautions for air cargo. toner ink and cartridges weighing more than a pound will not be allowed in checked bags or carry-ons. the ban on all air cargo from
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yemen is being broadened to include somalia. robert gates said today that sanctions aimed at stopping iran from developing nuclear weapons are working. he told workers in australia that he disagreed that a military threat was the only way to influence iran's nuclear prophecies. elizabeth smart took the stand in the trial of david brian mitchell. mitchell is accused of kidnapping smart and holding her for nine months. his lawyer says he is mentally ill. the judge in the case has also rejected a request to move the case out of utah. well, it's grueling but admiral way to draw our attention to your stars. two reality stars turned marathoners. that's coming up next. ...pure... and also delicious. ♪ like nature valley.
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okay. today marks the 50th anniversary of john f. kennedy's election as the 35th president of the united states. in his honor we're showing you some never before shown published photos. sitting in a convertible surrounded by throngs of people and coming up later, a picture of jfk, jackie and young caroline just three days after the election. all right, mission possible. this weekend was the new york city marathon. 26.2 miles long. a lot of great runners cross the finish line and even one of the chilean miner. we also saw two reality stars go head-to-head. they were racing each other for a cause.
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whoever finished first got donations given to their charity. what are they supporting? ryan is part of an organization that fights cancer. well, they provide outdoor activities to empower young cancer patients who finished the race in three hours and 2 minutes. ethan fights hiv aids through soccer. he finished in four hours and 16 minutes. ethan contemplated treatment for cancer less than a year ago. they join me from new york. ryan, good to see you, again. congratulations to both of you on a job well done. i am an admirer of anyone who competes in the new york city marathon. i was so fascinated the first time we talked about this. tell us how this works. >> they provide free adventure therapy and they teach you how
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to kayak and basically the premise is that that river is not going to slow down for you because you have cancer and that mountain is not going to get shorter because you have cancer. you have to overcome that obstacle. it prepares them for their upcoming battle against cancer and proven very successful. before we go on, i have to say, you gave me too much credit. it was three hours and o20 minutes. >> i am impressed that people run it and finish it in whatever time they do. ethan, you finished treatment for hodgkins lymphoma about a year ago, fascinating that you're in the shape to run a marathon but ryan was just talking about, what were you calling the therapy? adventure therapy. >> adventure therapy. exactly. >> ethan, do these things help? is that therapeutic to train for a marathon after what you've gone through? >> when i was going through my
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treatment i really, the one thing that kept me going was knowing that i'd get out there one day and be physically fit again and run the new york city marathon and so it was quite an inspiration and i was really excited to be able to get out there and run the new york city marathon. >> tell me about grassroots soccer. >> it's where we use the power of soccer against hiv and aids and the way we do that is we train professional soccer players and coaches and leaders about hiv and aids and send them into classrooms to teach to youth and giving these kids the skills and knowledge and support to make the right choices in life. >> did that get a nice boost with a whole bunch more people interested in soccer? >> one of our biggest programs is in south africa. we run program in 14 different countries and we graduate 114,000 kids from the program and in this program we raised over about $150,000 for all our
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programs in africa. >> ryan, how did you do in terms of fund-raising? >> i'm not sure. we're sort of a couple years behind grassroots but we had about ten cancer survivors in the race that finished anywhere from four hours to seven hours. so, they were out there and they were doing it and they've really have been inspired by these organizations and they have this power of numbers now and they have the support network and they're doing amazing things for the cancer world and sort of inspiring people to try to go out and do more with my life, as well. >> that's why i was so fascinated the last time i talked to you because this idea that ethan, you have every reason or excuse not to go out and run a marathon. a lot of things you have to do in life. what's the message here? both of you are involved in something where you went and ran to send the message out there. ethan, what message are you trying to give to people? >> even in the worst of circumstances, you know, there is hope.
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and, you know, the body and the mind and the spirit is an incredible thing. and you can get through those times if you just set yourself a goal. and it's easy to achieve those goals and, obviously, having the support of ryan and it was unbelievable. ryan ran for grassroots soccer last year and this year running for cancer. good buddy of mine. >> thanks so much. i'm glad a little playful competition ends up raising some money and gaining awareness for great causes. great to see you again, ryan. thanks for joining us on the show. ryan sutter and ethan zahn raising money for grassroots soccer. thanks to both of you, congratulations. >> thank you. one of our producers, walter miller, also took part in the marathon this weekend amongst a lot of other people. congratulations to him, as well. for more information, go to my blog, cnn.com/ali and i'll link you to their charities. both of them quite fascinating. president obama is in asia, could ed henry be far behind?
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50 years ago john f. kennedy was elected 35th president of the united states. we are showing you never-before-seen photos. jackie and young caroline in his arms just three days before the election. check out all these previously unpho unpublished photos. as we showed you last hour, indians found a lot to like in him, especially his endorsement in a speech to the indian parliament of their long and
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fervent bid for a seat on the security council. the president sewed up deals to american exporters and 53,000 jobs they say to american workers. i'd love to talk to my pal ed henry about all this, but he is on the move staying one step ahead of air force one in asia. today we get an almost live edition of the stakeout. >> ali, i'm sorry i can't be live, i have to fly to indonesia for the president's next stop on this ten-day tour and i know you're jealous that i got to your homeland before you did. i wanted to before leaving india do something a little special for you. as you noted on friday, you wanted to know what your people thought, you know. and i decided, let's see whether your people really know ali velshi. is he even a player here in his homeland? and i got some mixed news for you. i went to a town hall the president had over the weekend with some university students, how do i put this
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diplomatically? the kids here in india didn't know you that well, but once i sort of coaxed them along, they thought, they gave you high marks for style. >> i got a picture here of my good friend ali velshi. have you guys ever seen ali velshi? >> i have. >> what do you know about him? >> not much, actually. my mom is in the market. >> have you ever seen him? >> no. >> do you think he's a good dresser? >> i do, i do like his style. >> he looks nice. >> yeah. >> he wears vests a lot, do you think that's a good look for him? like a three-piece suit. he wears a vest and a jacket a lot. >> yeah, it goes well. looks classy. >> now, it's qulaclassy. you think it makes him look smart? >> men look good suited up. >> what? >> men look good suited up. >> what do you think about the
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hair? >> wait, just let me -- >> the absense of it. >> leave it to that university student to put it so diplomatically that you have an absence of hair, i think she said it. i might have been blunter about it. i haven't noticed bald people in here in india. follicly challenged. the young people in india thinking that you have wonderful style i decided to ask them about another person at cnn with some indian roots and let's just say you might not be the most popular here. not alli velshi but sanjay. do you know him? >> yes. i would give him an eight out of ten. >> eight out of ten. for sanjay. >> seven, seven and a half.
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>> what is ali? >> seven. >> you said seven and a half for sanjay. >> where is ali? >> seven and a half. >> now, in fairness, i should point out that sanjay gupta trumps me, as well. the three of us were out at a basketball game in atlanta and they put all three of us up on the big screen and people started clapping and you and i were getting really excited about the recognition being in the limelight and then the p.a. announcer said, we want to let you know from cnn sanjay gupta is in the house tonight. i think you and i got trumped by sanjay before. i'll be live tomorrow, i hope, depending on the schedule. one way or another i'll be here for you. >> the only friend i've got at this point. ed and i have some work to do on the popularity front. the elections might be over, but the stories keep coming and we turn to paul stein hizer and
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from the latest political ticker. take it over, paul. i'm wounded. nobody in india really recognized me all that much. >> don't take it personally, ali. listen, i can't top that. i'm sitting here in washington. let's talk about the elections and let's talk about all that spending against nancy pelosi. remember, republicans were really targeting the house speaker in the midterm elections trying to tie every democratic in the house to the house speaker who our poll suggests is unpopular with many americans. brand-new numbers from the campaign media analysis group. more than $65 million was spent on 161,000 commercial spots against nancy pelosi. those are records. those are some -- that's some big money, ali. brand-new on the cnn political ticker. talking about the election, well, in connecticut, the election is finally over. just within the last hour there in the gubernatorial contest, tom fuller former ambassador he just conceded and said he's not going to ask for a recount.
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foley losing around 7.5,000 votes to tom malloy and six days since the election. we got one more guber nowatorial contest. one other thing i want to share the ticker on. zoom right in here to the political ticker. looking out at 2012. tea party express and they ousted two incumbents and now they have a warning to some of the republicans who are going to be up in 2012. some republicans who may want to work with democrats and may not be conservative enough, they're saying, watch out, guys. we may be coming after you. 2012 is it a long way away but the tea party express is already looking ahead. >> when we were together looking at the exit polls on election night. those numbers. the popularity or the favorability numbers for nancy pelosi were very telling. they had plummeted in the last
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several months. is that tied to that advertising campaign? the republicans said we're targeting nancy pelosi, did it work? >> it seemed to work. remember the republicans picked up at least 60 seats in the house and they recontrolled the house. all that polling that pelosi very unpopular. >> but as often the case, you don't know, most people don't know the speaker until they become speaker. john boehner at this point subject to a lot more evaluation, a lot more scrutiny than he has been in the past. i wonder if that naturally affects your credibility rating. >> you will see a lot of ads against boehner. remember, ali, what comes around, goes around. >> paul, great to see you. our next political update comes an hour from now. i can't sugar coat this for you, it will cost a lot more to fill up your car. higher oil prices is just one of the reasons why. i'll tell you how painful this
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treasury secretary tim geithner is urging his counterparts this time around to work together to recover from an even bigger crisis, warning all that will listen that unilateral action by individual countries could actually destabilize the world's economies. that makes sense because now more than ever we live in an interconnected world that is connected through trade, commerce and services that knows no boundaries because of big advances in information technology. but for countries to really work together, they need consensus and right now they can't agree on how to address this crisis because they're not in agreement on what the problems are. for example, european countries say they need to embark on budget cuts to bring run away deficits under control. china says it needs to put the brakes on consumer spending and get them to spend a little more. the u.s. wants to throw money at its problems. plans to inject $600 billion into the u.s. financial system, hoping that that will jump start the economy. that has some g-20 countries fuming.
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big exporters like china and germany fear that the fed's action basically printing money will bring down the value of the u.s. dollar and make their product more expensive to us, hurting their economies. what's more, they accuse the u.s. of engaging in the same unilateral action that secretary tim geithner is warning other countries to avoid. despite all that grumbling, geithner believes that consensus on another burning issue, huge trade imbalances, can be reached with china and other countries. we'll watch for that and more starting on thursday, that's my "xyz." brooke baldwin takes it from here. a mother and her two daughters brutally murdered inside their own home and for weeks jurors have been hearing the horrific details. finally, a verdict. but for one grieving family, justice has not entirely been served. i'm brooke baldwin, the news is now. >> stomped him and killed him. a teen j

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